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December Completes Record-Setting Dairy Export Year
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (781 reads)

 The value of December 2011 U.S. dairy exports topped $400 million for the 10th consecutive month, pushing the value of 2011 dairy product exports to a record $4.88 billion.

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FDA Seeks 17% Budget Increase, with Food Safety and Chinese Imports Strategic Targets
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (857 reads)

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a 17% increase in its budget, with the agency listing food safety and Chinese imports amongst its strategic targets.

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Possible French BPA Ban Would "Impact and Jeopardize" US Exports
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (960 reads)

A French ban on food packaging chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) will “jeopardize” US exports to the European country, according to a US government report.

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Raw Milk Products Could Enter The Australia and New Zealand Market
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (826 reads)

Raw milk products could finally enter the Australia and New Zealand market if the region’s food standards body gives a positive decision this March.

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Russia-Ukraine Cheese War Heats Up
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (945 reads)

Harsh words between Russia and Ukraine are threatening to spill over into a full-fledged cheese war as Russia’s chief sanitary doctor, Gennady Onishchenko, has given what he says is his final warning for Ukraine’s cheese.

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Australia Dairy Production Up, Retail Price Down
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (914 reads)

Dairy production in Australia was 4% higher in December than a year ago, but the average retail price has dropped 10% because of supermarket price competition. "That's really putting pressure on profit margins right through that supply chain in those regions," said Jo Bills of research group Dairy Australia.

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GEA Niro Product Launches at ANUGA 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (1280 reads)

GEA Niro will be launching two new products at ANUGA FoodTec 2012, in Cologne from March 27 – 30: the GEA Niro POWDEREYE™ in-line powder analysis system; and the GEA Niro RAY™ 2, a laboratory-sized freeze dryer specially designed for R&D work with food products.

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Saputo Revenue Up 17.1%
Thursday, February 09, 2012 (1356 reads)

Canadian dairy producer Saputo Inc. has reported higher profits and revenue, helped by improved efficiency and last March’s acquisition of Wisconsin’s DCI Cheese Co.

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Lactalis Plans Mozzarella Plant for Idaho
Thursday, February 09, 2012 (1934 reads)

Lactalis announced it will build a 61,300-square-foot facility to make fresh mozzarella behind a facility it already operates just outside Nampa, Idaho. The plant, expected to open in spring 2013, will be the largest of nearly 200 Lactalis facilities worldwide, will increase mozzarella production from about 7 million pounds a year to about 40 million pounds.

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Vermont Group Seeks Changes to Raw Milk Regulations
Thursday, February 09, 2012 (905 reads)

The farmer advocacy group Rural Vermont says a 2009 law allowing farmers to sell raw milk is too restrictive. "Passing Act 62 was a very positive step because it protected the rights of farmers to sell raw milk," said organizer Robb Kidd. "On the other hand, we've identified some areas where farmers are seeing the law as prohibitive and we hope some changes can be made to the law."

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